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Bioshock: Rapture Audiobook

Bioshock: Rapture: Bioshock, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

It was the end of World War II. FDR's New Deal had redefined American politics. Taxes were at an all-time high. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had created a fear of total annihilation. The rise of secret government agencies and sanctions on business had many watching their backs. America's sense of freedom was diminishing... and many were desperate to take that freedom back.

Among them was a great dreamer, an immigrant who'd pulled himself from the depths of poverty to become one of the wealthiest and most admired men in the world. That man was Andrew Ryan, and he believed that great men and women deserved better. So he set out to create the impossible: a utopia free from government, from censorship, and from moral restrictions on science, where what you gave was what you got. He created Rapture - the shining city below the sea. But this utopia suffered a great tragedy. This is the story of how it all came to be... and how it all ended.

©2011 Take-Two Interactive Software, Incorporated (P)2012 Tantor

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    Xavi Carson, California USA 03-15-17
    Xavi Carson, California USA 03-15-17
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    "This makes the game series even more memorable."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bioshock: Rapture to be better than the print version?

    I never knew that BioShock had a book series coming out, but I am more than happy that it does! I saw this in my Audible suggestions, and got it in a heartbeat!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Everything about this story made me misty-eyed with nostalgia and emotion. Every place, character, and situation described and brought up in this gave me flashes of memories and moments. I am so excited about the upcoming books for this series!!


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    Monatok 03-01-17
    Monatok 03-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story, not so great narrator"

    The narrator didn't seem to understand how to properly give an accent to characters from certain areas of the globe. At one point it sounded like someone from Dublin had an Indian accent.

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    Noke 02-26-17
    Noke 02-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing"

    Playing the series and to be a true fan and know more lore on the under water city by this book is worth the listen. I even think it's pays homage to listen to this book and experience the origin of Rapture. The characters were portrayed just right, not like the games at all but once you hear the story being read you'll agree that when replaying the first game again will make you see it for the first time again. love this book.

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    Curtis Potter 02-24-17
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    "Good for fans of the game"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bioshock: Rapture to be better than the print version?

    I don't read so yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved all the holes being filled in that I never got while playing the game. It was neat to see how everything tied in together...like the great chain ;)


    Which character – as performed by Jeffrey Kafer – was your favorite?

    I wasn't particularly impressed by the different voices


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end


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    Jeffrey J. 01-09-17
    Jeffrey J. 01-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Unlistenable"
    How could the performance have been better?

    Using a different voice actor. Unfortunately, this one read in an undifferentiated, listless monotone punctuated only by abortive attempts at accents.


    Any additional comments?

    The book seems to be interesting, but it is hard to appreciate given the narration. As a fan of the video games, I was eager to have the background written out in a novel. I'm going to read this one for myself.

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    matt 12-29-16
    matt 12-29-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Absolutely amazing."

    For someone whose a huge fan of the game.(even got a bioshock tattoo) this book is just great. You really get sense of who Andrew Ryan is, along with other characters from the game. Just amazing overall story

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    Anthony C. 11-05-16
    Anthony C. 11-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good, to the point story"

    Enjoyed hearing the inner monologue of several key characters. Still say it would make a great animated tv show, similar to Spawn on HBO.

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    Stephen White 11-01-16
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    "amazing!"

    I'm a huge fan of the series, very interesting book, and hard to put down!

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    ryan 10-26-16
    ryan 10-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Honestly....I was AMAZED!!"

    I have always been a huge fan of the series since the first game came out a decade ago. And with the Bioshock collection coming out i figured I'd listen to the book to jolt my memory. But once I started I was amazed at how good this book was. Now whenever I listen to the audio diaries in the game I am so much more aware of what these characters went through and lost in their endeavor to built Andrew Ryan's capitalist utopia...if you are a fan of the series then this audio book is absolutely for you...spoiler alert- the ending will give you the feels....

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    Chaz B 10-03-16
    Chaz B 10-03-16
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    "I thoroughly enjoyed this book, with one complaint"

    This was a great book, my only complaint was that the narrator's female speaking voice was kind of annoying. However, the British, Irish, and Russian voices were well done.

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